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April 21st, 2018

Nadal Goes for 11 at ATP Barcelona Open; Preview

(1) Nadal looking at the wrist-addled (14) Nishikori 3rd rd. then (6) Djokovic then (4) Goffin…

Posted by Staff @ 11:46 am in Tennis | 5 Comments »

April 14th, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic Headline Start Of Clay Season At Monte Carlo

The clay season officially opens!

Posted by Sean Randall @ 2:24 pm in Clay Season, Monte Carlo | 60 Comments »

April 8th, 2018

Gasquet, Paire, The Dog at ATP Marrakech; Preview

Interesting starts for (1) Ramos-Vinolas 2nd rd. vs. Troicki, (5) Haase 2nd rd. vs. Sousa, (6) Paire opening against French countryman Simon, (8) Zverev net-rushing on clay vs. the home-country favorite Lorenzo, and (2) Edmund vs. the veteran Vesely…

Posted by Staff @ 10:47 am in Tennis | No Comments »

February 25th, 2018

Cuevas Goes for 4 in a Row at ATP Sao Paulo; Preview

Cuevas, the three-time defending champion, in last year’s final defeated Ramos Vinolas from a set down.

Posted by Staff @ 11:53 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 18th, 2018

Cilic, Thiem, Carreno Busta Favorites at ATP Rio; Preview

Tough start for (1) Cilic vs. a qualifier then Monfils…

Posted by Staff @ 12:48 am in Tennis | 1 Comment »

February 11th, 2018

1st Time Winner Carballes Baena Raises Trophy at ATP Ecuador Open

Carballes Baena joined Sofia champion Mirza Basic as first-time winners during the weekend. The Spaniard entered Quito ranked No. 107, and it’s his first ATP final in almost eight years as a pro.

Posted by Staff @ 6:14 pm in Tennis | No Comments »

February 10th, 2018

Top 10ers Thiem, Carreno Busta at ATP Argentina Open in Buenos Aires; Preview

Tough starts for (7) Cuevas vs. Monfils and (2) Carreno Busta vs. G-Lo in an all-Spanish meeting…

Posted by Staff @ 9:44 pm in Tennis | 1 Comment »

January 7th, 2018

Muguruza, 4 of Top 10 at WTA/ATP Sydney; Preview

Four of the Top 10 seeds and a field LOADED with floaters…The Top 2 seeds receive opening-round byes…Interesting openers for (1) Muguruza vs. the veteran Bertens, (7) Goerges vs. Stosur (winner to meet Gavrilova), (3) Ostapenko vs. Makarova, (6) Stephens vs. (Q) Giorgi (winner to meet Kvitova), (4) Konta vs. Radwanska, (8) Sevastova vs. Cibulkova, and (2) Williams vs. the Safarova/Kerber winner…

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December 31st, 2017

Djokovic Withdrawal Leaves Thiem in Charge at ATP Doha; Preview

Tough starts for (8) Lopez vs. Spanish countryman G-Lo, and (2) Carreno Busta vs. Coric…Wildcards went to Qatar’s Jabor Al-Mutawa, Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri and France’s Gael Monfils…Withdrawing from the field were Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga…

Posted by Staff @ 1:59 pm in Tennis | 11 Comments »

October 14th, 2017

Carreno Busta Defends Title This Week at ATP Moscow

(1) Carreno Busta after a bye will meet the winner of the all-Russian battle between Kuznetsov and Medvedev…

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October 1st, 2017

Cilic, Thiem, Raonic Headline ATP Tokyo; Preview

Interesting starts for (5) Anderson vs. Simon, (3) Raonic vs. Troicki, (6) Querrey vs. Gasquet, (4) Goffin vs. Lopez, (8) Schwartzman vs. Young, and (2) Thiem vs. Johnson…

Posted by Staff @ 11:35 pm in Tennis | 2 Comments »

September 24th, 2017

Thiem, Defending Champ Khachanov at ATP Chengdu; Preview

(1) Thiem could start against Coric and (6) Edmund will start against Tomic…

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July 30th, 2017

Berdych, Querrey Headline 2nd-year ATP Event in Los Cabos, Mexico

(8) Tiafoe starts against Kokkinakis in a battle of up-and-comers…

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July 22nd, 2017

Haas, Veterans Look to Spice-Up Dull German Open Field; Preview

Wildcards went to Germans Daniel Altmaier, Tommy Haas and Maximilian Marterer…Haas was a finalist in 2011, falling to Juan Monaco…

Posted by Staff @ 3:06 pm in Tennis | Comments Off

July 19th, 2017

Top Seed, Cuevas, Haas Lose at ATP Bastad

Wildcards for the tournament went to former world No. 2 Tommy Haas and Swedes Elias and Mikael Ymer. Haas lost his opener to Argentine Facundo Bagnis 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2. Elias Ymer lost to the two-time finalist Verdasco 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Posted by Staff @ 6:53 pm in Tennis | 9 Comments »